An Aboriginal speaks

An Aboriginal sailor, when asked why he plans to rejoin his own people, replies, ‘when will you keep me company, or when any white man or woman keep me company? White men will marry white men, but no white woman will have me; then why wish me to keep away from my own people, when no other will look upon me? (Sydney Gazette, 1/1/1814)

  • Nepean men by Alphonse Pellion 1817-20
  • Governor Lachlan Macquarie 1762-1824